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LIT UP: JEZZY WOLFE WITH MONSTRUM POETICA

Monstrum Poetica by Jezzy Wolfe (Raw Dog Screaming Press) is a delicious exploration of monsters through a variety of forms. The table of contents is organized by creature and alphabetized making it easy to jump around and sample, but be … Continue reading

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VOTE FOR SEPTEMBER’S IRON WRITER

It wasn’t a very active Iron Writer competition this month. We can blame it on my trying to step in and do more of the website work, and not being great at it. Considering the wildfires on the west coast, … Continue reading

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“SPEAK, OKINAWA” NEEDS TO BE HEARD

I don’t know what I was expecting when I cracked open Speak, Okinawa by Elizabeth Miki Brina this morning, but it wasn’t this. I just spent the entire day unable to put this book down, weeping and raging. I only … Continue reading

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BOOK MAIL: IN SERIOUSNESS AND ZANITY

My book mail was a little more manageable this week with a poetry book, two nonfictions and a magazine. The two writing books I have set to be reviews in November for NANOWRIMO. Whether you participate in the annual write-a-thon … Continue reading

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WISE WORDS FROM TIM WAGGONER

First, a big congratulations to Tim Waggoner for finishing his fifty-third novel! I love Tim Waggoner. He is one of those helpful professionals that are happy to help out other writers. Need proof? Go check out his blog Writing in … Continue reading

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NEW IRON WRITER PROMPTS UP

We had to do a little rearranging of responsibilities, but Iron Writer challenges are back on track. This month’s prompts are posted and the deadline to submit is September 15—that’s a full week to write a flash fiction (1k words … Continue reading

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AN INDIGENOUS BEAUTY: OKINAWAN PRINCESS REVIEW

Okinawan Princess: Da Legend of Hajichi Tattoos by Lee A. Tonouchi is almost impossible to find and somehow I was lucky enough to get my hands on four copies. I hope it will become available again soon. Written for children … Continue reading

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BOOK MAIL: OKINAWA, HAJICHI AND POETRY

My mail box was packed this week and most of the books have a theme. As a result of all my Okinawa research for the upcoming Tortured Willows, I wound up getting a lot of books on the topic. Three … Continue reading

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TODAY: GIVING THE DEVIL HIS DUE

I’m excited that my story, “Just Us League,” was included in this worthy book. “In Giving The Devil His Due, sixteen of speculative fiction’s brightest authors tell the unflinching stories of survivors, of their strength and courage, as well as … Continue reading

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SHIRLEY JACKSON AWARD FOR BLACK CRANES

Congratulations to Lee Murray and Geneve Flynn for winning a prestigious 2020 Shirley Jackson Award in anthology for Black Cranes: Tales of Unquiet Women. I am so, so proud to be included in this beautiful collection. Lee and Gene put … Continue reading

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